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Would you ever want to have a rodent (e.g. domestic rat, mouse, hamster) as a pet?

Poll Results: 3,146 votes    vote on this poll
I already do / I used to

Related: What’s Your Rodent IQ? (Quiz)

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Alexander H.
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:49 AM

Had once, but they're very short-lived animals unfortunately.

Rhonda B.
Thursday April 17, 2014, 5:08 AM

I've had hamsters in the past.

Nicole L.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 6:50 PM


Laurel B.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:52 PM

I've had pet rats and they make wonderful pets.

da c.
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:32 PM

I have in the past, but they have much shorter lifespans than dogs or cats. The loss of pets is traumatic and I prefer to minimize that, so I prefer dogs and cats which live longer.

Dale O.
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 10:56 PM

Glynis Martin stated that "Anyone who answered "no" should never call themselves an animal lover. They're not."

Not necessarily. Some people simply have preferences. Some are goldfish people, others like hamsters to cuddle with, some are dog people, some are people who purrfer felines, there are those who have dogs and cats in their home.

Some people have a phobia of rodents, that does not make them a person that 'doesn't love animals'. There are those afraid of cats but love dogs and other animals but just are...nervous around cats.

Certainly, there are people with prejudices against rodents and don't give them a fair shake, making baseless comments about rats and other rodents being 'dirty' and unworthy of their love. That of course, is their loss, they will never know how intelligent a rat or other rodents can be. Some of it is caused by upbringing, the myths surrounding rodents in general which often causes people the reluctance to truly get to know a rat or other rodent.

Nicole W.
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:29 AM


Nicole W.
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:28 AM


Bev Baxter
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 3:25 AM

Ive never had one but if it was a choice between killing one and having one... i'll take the having one!

Glynis Martin
Monday April 14, 2014, 5:29 PM

Anyone who answered "no" should never call themselves an animal lover. They're not.

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